error MSB8020: The build tools for WindowsApplicationForDrivers10.0 (Platform Toolset = 'WindowsApplicationForDrivers10.0') cannot be found. RRS feed

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  • Trying to build usbview. This error occurs trying to build in both VS2013 and VS2015. Thought maybe I needed to install WDK. But when I run wdksetup.exe I get a dialog saying "You must uninstall the Windows Driver Kit - Windows 10.0.10586.0 before you can install the latest version of the kit." Could not find any help for this message beyond WDK 8.1.

    Any ideas how to get this to build?

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:31 PM


  • Managed to completely remove WDK 10.0.10586.0 using a third party uninstall tool and "wdksetup /uninstall".

    Then install was successful and project builds.

    Thanks for listening.

    • Marked as answer by megabitee Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:31 PM
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:31 PM